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CBS News Texas Poll, July 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bentsen, Lloyd; Bush, George H.W.; Dole, Bob; Dukakis, Michael; Jackson, Jesse; Kemp, Jack; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This survey focused on respondents' opinions of national political figures including Lloyd Bentsen, George Bush, Michael Dukakis, Bob Dole, Jack Kemp, Jesse Jackson, George Deukmejian, and Nancy Kassebaum, and also included questions on how respondents would vote in the 1988 presidential election and the United States Senate race between Lloyd Bentsen and Beau Boulter. Respondents were asked how the nomination of Lloyd Bentsen as Michael Dukakis' running mate would affect their vote in the presidential election, if they wished Dukakis had named someone else, if they thought Lloyd Bentsen should withdraw from the Senate race, whether Ronald Reagan was doing his job well, and if they thought of George Bush as a real Texan. Background information on individuals includes whether the respondent was a registered voter, party affiliation, liberal to conservative leaning, age, income, religious preference (including fundamentalism), education, and race.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-07-12 / 1988-07-13
    Time period: 1988-07-12--1988-07-13
  • 1988-07-12 / 1988-07-13
    Collection date: 1988-07-12--1988-07-13
Geographic Coverage
  • Texas
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in Texas.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

2009-04-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9107 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09107.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News (1989): CBS News Texas Poll, July 1988. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.